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  • Scarborough firefighters have to dig out hydrants to fight garage fire

    SCARBOROUGH — More than two hours after a call was placed to the Fire Department Wednesday morning, firefighters were still determining the cause of a blaze that destroyed most of a garage at 26 Powderhorn Drive. No one was injured in the blaze, and Fire Chief Michael Thurlow de...

  • Weathervane to close South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Weathervane Seafood restaurants, including one at the Maine Mall, are closing. The closures in South Portland, Brewer, Waterville, and Bedford, New Hampshire, are “due to current economic conditions,” according to a company statement. “M...

  • LePage aide hears about red tape from Mid-Coast businesses

    BRUNSWICK — Several common themes emerged last week as local business owners gathered in Brunswick to discuss the business climate in Maine and what can be done to improve it. The "red tape removal" workshop was sponsored by the Southern Maine Midcoast Chamber of Commerce and in...

  • Congress funds 2 BIW destroyer programs

    BATH — Final passage this month of a defense bill by both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives fully authorizes funding for two destroyer programs being worked on at Bath Iron Works. H.R. 6523, the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, supports ...

  • Legislation extends operations of Brunswick Naval Air Station exchange, commissary

    BRUNSWICK — A defense bill passed by Congress last week includes a provision to continue operations of the Navy Exchange Service Command store at Brunswick Naval Air Station and the Defense Commissary Agency at the Topsham annex through next June. The stores were scheduled to close i...

  • Cumberland may ask North Yarmouth to share more costs

    CUMBERLAND — North Yarmouth currently pays a portion of Cumberland's recreation and library budgets, and next year it may also be asked to help fund the parks budget. Town Manager Bill Shane said at Monday's Town Council meeting that a parks budget was developed in fiscal 2005. That ...

  • Arc d'oomph

    Snow is propelled from his plow's chute in a near-perfect arc as Tom Ginn of the Yarmouth Public Works Department tries to locate and open up sidewalks on the east end of town during Monday's near-blizzard. Strong winds and cold temperatures continued into Tuesday, but more moderate conditions were ...

  • Falmouth panel develops survey in advance of new Comp Plan

    FALMOUTH — Members of the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee are organizing and drafting a survey to find out where residents stand on a range of issues. The committee's purpose is to create a new Comprehensive Plan for the town, something that is required by state law. The town'...

  • Cumberland has big projects in store for 2011

    CUMBERLAND — The town saw several new projects in 2010 that will send ripples into 2011, including a proposed residential development and substation, as well as an overhaul of one of its major roads. The proposed development of the approximately 40-acre Doane Property in the center o...

  • Freeport council continues work on financial policies

    FREEPORT — The Town Council and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben discussed fund balance policies and investment practices Dec. 21 as the council continues to try to update town financial policies. Concerns brought to light by resident Marie Gunning prompted the council to take a closer ...